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Thread: Loading a file in a different folder

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    Default Loading a file in a different folder

    Hey guys.

    Say I have two folders in my project:

    And I have code in the src/main/java folder, and this code wants to load a file that is in the src/main/resources folder. How would I go about doing that without using the location like this "C:\Documents And Settings\Workspace..."

    Isn't there some way to use that path instead? Like this "/ProjectName/src/main/resources"?

    So my code looks like this:
    FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream("what goes here?");


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    Default Re: Loading a file in a different folder

    You can use relative pathing. To go up a directory, use "../" as many directories as you need until there is a common folder, at which point start descending down the path you want.

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    Default Re: Loading a file in a different folder

    I take it this is a Maven project you are working with?

    If so then everything you put in the resources folder will automagically be copied into your classes folder.You might want to have a look at using a classloader to load the file using getResource.


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